Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:15pm
Clashes Erupt in Glasgow Square Following Pro-UK Vote
As Scotland voted against independence from the United Kingdom, rival supporters crowded into Glasgow's George Square on Friday in what became a contentious gathering quickly broken up by police officers. According to a police spokeswoman, about 200 people total converged on the city's central...
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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:30pm
Top News Editors Slam White House for Secrecy, Intimidation
Some of the nation's top journalists are criticizing the White House for undermining journalism through lack of transparency and intimidation of sources, which they say has only gotten worse under President Barack Obama—the self-proclaimed "most transparent" president in history. Criticism of Obama...
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:00pm
New Questions Raised About NSA-Israel Intelligence Sharing
Recently reported comments made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about the U.S. government's intelligence-sharing practices with Israel, paired with rare public protest last week by members of a secretive Israeli spy unit, are raising new and troubling questions. The series of developments...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:15pm
Ferguson Protesters Demand Justice at Council Meeting
Ferguson activists disrupted a stunned city council meeting in St. Louis on Tuesday evening to demand an end to the continued delays of justice in the volatile aftermath of Michael Brown's death. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , the council listened for two hours as protesters raged...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
'You Are Not a Loan': Rolling Jubilee Abolishes Millions in Student Debt
As Occupy Wall Street marked its third anniversary on Wednesday, one offshoot group, Rolling Jubilee, made a historic achievement as the collective bought and abolished nearly $4 million in debt owed by thousands of students. Rolling Jubilee, a project of Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt movement,...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 2:15pm
Big Brother 3.0: FBI Launches Facial Recognition Program
The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Monday that its facial recognition software, Next Generation Identification (NGI), is "fully operational," cementing the launch of a program that civil rights groups warn could risk turning innocent civilians into criminal suspects. "The IPS facial...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 8:15am
Taliban Attack Kills NATO Troops in Afghan Capital
A suicide bomber hit a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing three troops and wounding 13 Afghan civilians in one of the biggest blasts in the area for months. The attack occurred in heavy morning traffic outside of the Supreme Court, on a road that led from the airport to the U.S...
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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 4:00pm
WikiLeaks: Australian Police Spent Millions Spying on Citizens
On the same day Edward Snowden warned New Zealand residents that they were "being watched" by their government, WikiLeaks published documents showing that police in Australia used powerful spyware to conduct operations. A new cache released on Monday showed that police departments in New South...
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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:00am
As Pro-Democracy Movement Grows, Thousands March in Hong Kong
Thousands of activists on Sunday staged a silent march through Hong Kong, holding signs and banners declaring their outrage at the Chinese government's recent anti-democracy rulings and calling for continued boycotts and civil disobedience. The march, organized in part by the pro-democracy...
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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 12:15pm
New Video of Michael Brown Shooting Shows Immediate Witness Reaction
A new video that appears to show the immediate aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9 corroborates earlier witness statements that the unarmed black teenager was surrendering to Officer Darren Wilson when he was killed. The footage, released by CNN on Thursday...
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